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Catherine Ferguson


0113 34 35264

Fine Art Building, Room 1.05

BA, Manchester, MA, Chelsea, PhD, Manchester Metropolitan


Catherine Ferguson is an artist and writer based in London. Recent exhibitions include Machines and Diagrams (2011) solo show at Gooden Gallery, Vyner St, London E2 and Rhythmanalysis (2010) solo show at APT Gallery, London, 2009 Roma Contemporary Art Fair, Italy and in 2007 solo shows at Galleria Trama, Madrid and VineSpace, London. Her essay ‘Painting and the Metaphor of Discourse’ was published in a collection of essays Painting with Architecture in Mind (2012) and in July 2013 she presented a conference paper on the work of Juan Usle at the 6th International Deleuze Studies Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, which follows previous papers on the work of the German painter Thomas Scheibitz at ‘The First International Deleuze Studies Conference’, Cardiff University and ‘Lines of Flight: The Deleuzian Text’ at the English Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2008 Ferguson was invited to select work for ‘Salon 08’, VineSpace, London and in 2007 curated Painting Unlimited, APT Gallery, London. Previously, she has published articles on the work of Bernard Frize, Juan Usle and Tim Renshaw, most notably in Turps Banana (2). In addition to this she has also completed a number of international residencies: Triangle, New York; Emma Lake, Canada and the Belfast City Exchange at FlaxArt.

She completed a Fine Art PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007 with a solo exhibition of paintings and a thesis titled Painting, Deleuze and the Art of Surface Effects. The philosophy of Gilles Deleuze has had a significant role in the development of her work particularly in terms of finding a creative relation between those distinct practices of painting and writing.



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